KEI on Moderna’s Oct 8, 2020 Statement on Intellectual Property Matters during the COVID-19 Pandemic

(More on KEI’s work on coronavirus here: https://www.keionline.org/coronavirus, and on Moderna, here: https://www.keionline.org/moderna) Oct 8, 2020 Moderna’s statement on intellectual property matters during the COVID-19 pandemic is very good, and should be matched by every manufacturer of a therapeutic, vaccine… Continue Reading

KEI written statement at the WHO Executive Board special session: Update on implementation of resolution WHA73.1 (2020) on the COVID-19 response

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is an accredited non-state actor at the World Health Organization (WHO). This is our statement at the WHO Executive Board Special Session on the COVID-19 response. https://extranet.who.int/nonstateactorsstatements/print/book/export/html/3916?destination=node/3916 Knowledge Ecology International Meeting: EB Special session on the… Continue Reading

WTO TRIPS Council: India and South Africa submit draft decision text on a waiver from certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement for the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19.

On Friday, 2 October 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a joint submission by India and South Africa on a draft decision text to the WTO TRIPS Council on a waiver from certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement for… Continue Reading

KEI Sues NIH over Improper Witholding of Three FOIA Requests

On September 29, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) filed a lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by KEI. The complaint filed by KEI requests injunctive, declaratory, and other appropriate… Continue Reading

China blocks Wikimedia Foundation’s application to become an observer at WIPO

On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, China blocked Wikimedia Foundation’s application to become an observer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). At this week’s General Assembly, the WIPO was poised to accept the applications of thirteen organization including Wikimedia Foundation… Continue Reading

Upcoming Sept 30 – TACD Webinar: Controlled Digital Lending in a Pandemic

(Update: A video recording of the full event is available on our YouTube channel. For a copy of the Zoom chat during the event, please reach out to the contact email below.) On Wednesday September 30, 2020, the Transatlantic Consumer… Continue Reading

General Statement of Knowledge Ecology International – Sixty-First Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO (WIPO Assemblies)

General Statement of Knowledge Ecology International – Sixty-First Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO (WIPO Assemblies) Agenda item 5 – General Statements 21 September 2020 In relation to the COVID-19 response, Knowledge Ecology International… Continue Reading

WIPO Side event: Appraising Progress of WHO’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP)

DATE: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 TIME: 18:00 CEST to 19:00 CEST CONVENER: Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) REGISTRATION: Please contact thiru [at] keionline.org On occasion of the 61st Series of Meetings of the WIPO General Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is… Continue Reading

DARPA letter to KEI confirming investigation of Moderna for failure to report government funding in patent applications

On Friday, September 18, 2020, KEI received a letter from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) confirming that the agency was investigating Moderna for failure to report government funding in patent applications. The Financial Times and other outlets had… Continue Reading

Joint letter to WHO formally requesting the R&D Observatory to play a more relevant role in the COVID-19 response

On Friday, 28 August 2020, six groups including Corporación Innovarte, Health Action International, Knowledge Ecology International, Medicines Law & Policy, Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation, and Wemos wrote a joint letter to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Chief Scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan,… Continue Reading